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Infusion Services

Infusion services are provided in many different settings. At Fort Sanders Regional, we offer both ambulatory and home services.

Ambulatory Infusion

This service is provided in a medical setting that helps patients receive needed intravenous medications in an outpatient environment. Patients come in to one of three Infusion Centers located in Knoxville or neighboring Oak Ridge.

Fort Sanders Regional Ambulatory Infusion Centers are located at:

  • Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, 3rd floor — focuses on a host of IV medications and fluids
  • Fort Sanders Regional Infusion Services at Oak Ridge – providing a full range of infusion services
  • Fort Sanders Regional Infusion Services at Lenoir City – a full-service infusion center 
  • In addition, patients at Fort Sanders Regional also have access to infusion treatments at TCSC Downtown
  • Thompson Infusion Services Downtown, a department of LeConte Medical Center – a full-service infusion center. 

Home Infusion

With advances in technology, many types of infusion therapy can be delivered in the patient’s home. Clinical pharmacists and nurse consultants are specially trained in home infusion therapy and work together with the physician to develop a plan of care for the patient. Patients and caregivers also receive education about their treatment plan to help them become as independent as possible. Home infusion therapies include:

  • Alpha 1 Antitrypsin Therapy
  • Antibiotics, Antivirals and Antiprotozoals
  • Anticoagulants
  • Biological Response Modifiers
  • Chemotherapy
  • Corticosteroid Therapy
  • Growth Hormone Therapy
  • Hydration and Antiemetics
  • Immunoglobulin Therapy
  • Injectable Medications
  • Inotropic Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition

Patient Stories

  • Back in the Saddle

    After spine surgery at Fort Sanders Regional, Michelle Rose is finally free from the suffering that held her back for so long.

  • Going Beyond the Limit

    Tammy Brooks arrived by helicopter at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center at least 24 hours – maybe even several days – after suffering an acute ischemic stroke.

  • WATE-TV: East Tennessee man survives one of the deadliest types of stroke

    A local man survived the type of stroke that normally kills 80 percent of its victims. He’s doing so well, he just moved to Europe and is enjoying life to its fullest. It’s been three and a half years since Ken Harrawood suffered a stroke. It hit while he was driving to Y-12 for his first day of work with Bechtel. He now lives in Manchester, England.

  • WATE-TV: Technician who works with stroke patients becomes one himself

    Adam Hill gets the tools in place for the next life-saving surgery in the interventional radiology lab at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. As lead tech, Hill knows this place like the back of his hand. He never dreamed he’d be a patient receiving treatment here, suffering from a ruptured aneurysm, like so many patients he’s helped treat.

  • Fast Action Makes a Difference for Stroke Patient

    Since recovering from a stroke, Paul DeWitt appreciates simple pleasures that are easily taken for granted. He grasps a cup of coffee. He smiles and laughs. He even appreciates the ability to whistle.

  • Doctors Use Tiny Vacuum To Help Stroke Patients

    Jane Coleman heard her husband make an odd noise, “almost like hiccups but not exactly,” but when she turned to look at him, she knew immediately what was happening: He was having a stroke.